Irish filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan broke out big at the Critic’s Week in Cannes with Vivarium and built the kind of post-screening hype that made it inevitable that his next project would be put into place rather quickly and draw a lot of interest. Insert Nocebo – a Ireland based production with portions shot in The Philippines that shot in February this year with the likes of Eva Green, Mark Strong and Filipino actress Chai Fonacier. The sophomore psychological thriller was written by Garret Shanley.
Gist: The film, which marks the first co-production between Ireland and the Philippines, follows a fashion designer (Green) suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband (Strong) until help arrives in the form of a Filipino carer (Fonacier), who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.
Production Co./Producers: Wild Swim Films’ Emily Leo, Lovely Productions’ Brunella Cocchiglia.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). XYZ Films (international).